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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Shooting Guard, Los Angeles Lakers

Age: 25 Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 lbs School: Georgia

Los Angeles Lakers

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope News

Sixers trade rumors: Breaking down Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's fit originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com A popular name among Sixers fans came up in a trade rumor over this past weekend. Suns swingman Trevor Ariza was mentioned in a possible move to the Lakers, per ESPN. Ariza going elsewhere could be disappointing to some, but the reason we're writing about it is that the Sixers are mentioned as a team that could help facilitate the deal.

One of the role players from a previous Lakers title team could be making his way back to Los Angeles if the front office gets its way. An ESPN report Sunday indicated that the Lakers are looking to acquire veteran forward Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns, and could include guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Ariza is reportedly at the center of trade talks between the Suns and Lakers, who could have multiple uses for the NBA veteran.

The Los Angeles Lakers are attempting to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Sunday. According to Wojnarowski, the Lakers and Suns have been trying to include a third team that would acquire Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a potentially larger deal. Phoenix is reportedly asking for a guard and a draft pick in exchange for the 33-year-old Ariza, who was crucial to the Houston Rockets' success in recent years.

For a few games now, the Lakers have been winning the way LeBron James teams have won for years: They may not execute on one end for long stretches of the game (Los Angeles played some terrible defense in the second and much of the third quarter) but when it gets to crunch time LeBron and company take over and that’s enough. The Lakers were down 12 early in the fourth to Orlando Sunday afternoon and still trailed by 10 with 6:30 to go, but then the comeback came: A LeBron three, a JaVale McGee hook shot, a couple of LeBron dunks, then a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope three, all while the Lakers played a more physical and aggressive defense, and it was a tied game, 104-104. LeBron missed a three and the Lakers stopped getting shots at the rim, while the Magic got their final buckets — a Terrence Ross layup and an Aaron Gordon dunk — inside the restricted area.

Player Role

Starting SG

Draft Rankings

Overall

#110

Among SGs

#20